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Overview of Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen

3.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Housekeeping
  • Babysitting

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKawaramachi9 min walk
    Popular LocationYasaka Shrine10 min walk
    Popular LocationNishiki Market12 min walk
    AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)55 min drive

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Twin Room

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 28 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Superior Triple Room, City View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 31 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Single Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Twin Room with Private Garden

5/5 guest room rating
  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Superior Twin Room

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 31 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Single Beds

Hollywood Twin Room

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Comfort Queen Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Queen Room

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Kyoto

In the city centre, Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen is in Kyoto's Gion neighbourhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre and Gion Corner are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum. Travelling with kids? Make time for Toei Kyoto Studio Park, or head to an event or a match at Kyoto Racecourse. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 9 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 10 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 12 min walk
  • Rokakkudo Temple - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Sanjo Station - 4 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station - 5 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive

Restaurants

  • Gyoza Hohei - 3 min walk
  • Itoh Dining - 4 min walk
  • Izu - 4 min walk
  • Okaru - 4 min walk
  • Sushi Tetsu Pontocho - 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen

Family-friendly Kyoto hotel in Gion, walk to Kawaramachi
This smoke-free hotel features coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include multilingual staff. All 18 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and electric kettles, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hairdryers and safes.
Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen offers 18 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Kyoto hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: JPY 1200 per person
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • High chair
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Swedish

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Cots (infant beds) are available for JPY 2000 per night

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 1200 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: JPY 2000 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel Ethnography Shinmonzen
Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen
Ethnography Shinmonzen
Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen
Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen Hotel
Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen Kyoto
Hotel Ethnography Gion Shinmonzen Hotel Kyoto

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4.7
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 138 out of 172 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 27 out of 172 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 172 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 172 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 172 reviews
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We took the private room with private garden. By far the best room in japan. Heaps of space. Clean as room. Temp in room without heating or cooling was excellent. I will really miss it
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was extremely friendly and informative on sights to see, transportation, places to eat, etc. Ideal location from the subway station, bus station, and convenient stores. Rooms were very spacious, bathroom was luxurious, and the garden view was beautiful.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Just perfect
Unbelievable location
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020